Table 3.

Numbers of apoptotic cells at embryonic stages

GenotypeNo. of cell corpses
1.5-foldn2-foldn
Wild-type10.1 ± 1.02010.7 ± 1.220
ced-10 (n3246)24.9 ± 2.6a2027.3 ± 2.2a20
max-2 (nv162)12.2 ± 1.4a2013.7 ± 3.1a20
max-2 (nv162);ced-10(n3246)43.5 ± 2.9b2046.8 ± 4.3b20
ced-10(n3246) + MAX-2 OE24.9 ± 2.5 (NS1)2026.8 ± 3.0 (NS1)20
mlk-1 (km19)9.8 ± 1.2 (NS2)2010.7 ± 1.8 (NS2)20
  • The number of cell corpses in each genotype was scored at the indicated stage. All comparisons were performed by unpaired t test. Data are presented as mean ± SD.

  • ap < 0.001 versus wild type.

  • bp < 0.001 versus ced-10(n3246) mutant.

  • NS1, Not significant versus ced-10(n3246) mutant; NS2, not significant versus wild-type.